‘Internet influencers, sports stars, musicians’ among victims of cryptocurrency hackers: Europol

Europol, the European police agency, said on Wednesday it had helped stop 10 hackers suspected of stealing US $ 100 million in cryptocurrency in “SIM swap” attacks that allowed suspects to access the phones of their victims. “The attacks orchestrated by this criminal gang have targeted thousands of victims throughout 2020, including famous internet influencers, sports stars, musicians and their […]

US authorities seize convoy bound for Florida, allegedly smuggled 270 kg of Canadian marijuana

U.S. authorities recently intercepted a convoy of late model pickup trucks pulling trailers in New York state with more than 270 kilograms of Canadian-grown marijuana bound for Florida, according to U.S. court documents. The February 5 bust was part of a multi-agency operation that included surveillance and wiretapping. The operation, led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), tracked the […]

U.S. Alberta oil allies attempt long-term measures to build Keystone XL

This story is part of Watching Washington, a regular dispatch from CBC News correspondents who report on US politics and developments affecting Canadians. What’s up Some US politicians are still making long-drawn-out efforts to revive the Keystone XL pipeline project, canceled last month by President Joe Biden. On Tuesday alone, Biden received letters from different parties urging him to reconsider, […]

Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial set to begin

Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial begins Tuesday afternoon, with the defeated former president accused by the House of instigating the murderous mob attack on the U.S. Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors see as the “most serious constitutional crime”. Trump’s lawyers insist he is not guilty on the sole count of ‘inciting insurgency’, his fiery words being […]

Trump 2.0 impeachment trial: the main players

Former US President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins Tuesday in the Senate. Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives almost four weeks ago for “incitement to insurgency” in connection with the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol which left five people dead. It was the most bipartisan presidential impeachment of modern times, with 10 Republicans […]

Using terrorist list to label white supremacists risks repeating 9/11 era mistakes, civil rights groups say

Hasan Alam was a university student in Burnaby, B.C., when he experienced what it was like to be singled out by the Canadian Security Intelligence Agency because of his religion and club affiliation student. Now the Vancouver lawyer is among civil liberties advocates urging the Canadian government to find a more transparent way to fight white supremacy and neo-fascism after […]

Ontario Allows Indoor Meals On NHL Teams As Province Under Stay-At-Home Order

The Ontario government announced Monday that teams competing in the NHL’s all-Canadian Northern Division will be allowed to dine at select Ontario restaurants despite ongoing home orders in the province. When asked why it was considered safe for NHL staff to dine indoors but not for the public, Premier Doug Ford yielded to the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health […]